Interested in starting a career as a Laser Technician in Michigan but not sure where to start? Take a minute and read our summary of what education you need, the certifications required, job opportunities and salary expectations.
Based on the US Labor Bureau, the state of Michigan estimates job market growth for skincare specialist of over 9.3% through 2024. This is less than the national average of 13% which makes Michigan an average place start a Laser Technician career.
The requirements for any person providing laser treatment are set by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Their ruling can be found by visiting their page here.
The state of Michigan and the department of licensing and regulatory affairs rules in 2005 that the use of lasers by health professionals constitutes a medical or dental practice and falls within the definition of the practice of medicine.
Michigan Public Health Code allows the delegation of medical procedures to licensed and unlicensed individuals so long as the procedure is within the scope of the physician and the physician maintains supervision during the procedure.
While by law, Michigan does not set an education requirement to perform a laser treatment, it is recommended that a prospective laser technician complete an electrology program to formally educate them on the safe use of medical and cosmetic lasers.
Electrology school in Michigan includes 400 hours of coursework or a 6 month apprenticeship.
Completion of an electrology program will give peace of mind to potential physician employers as they hold the ultimate responsibility for treatment delegated to a laser technician.
Michigan Laser Technician Certification(s)
The state of Michigan does not require licensure for the use of lasers by non-physicians when performed under the direct supervision of a physician. Employers may however require completion of a nationally accredited laser technician program and exam to demonstrate thorough understanding of the laser operation and safety.
The job market in Michigan for skincare specialist continues to grow year over year, with a large number of opportunities to start a career. You can see a detailed list of job postings on our Laser Technician Jobs page. Just filter to Michigan to find opportunities in your area.
Skincare Specialists in the state of Michigan can expect an average income of $27,580 per year, or $13.26/hour. This salary expectation is less than the national average of $30,270 which is driven by the lower cost of living and lack of licensure to perform laser treatments. Experience may also increase your salary over time.